My name is and I’m a / resident of Congressman / Congresswoman name’s district.] I’m writing you to today to ask you to support the U.S. Department of State’s educational and cultural exchange programs.
The Administration recently recommended cutting funding for the U.S. Department of State’s educational and cultural exchange programs by almost 56%, from $700.9 million to 309.6 million. A cut like this would harm people-to-people diplomacy and exchange programs like the , which I’ve been involved with for year(s).
As a , I’ve seen first-hand the positive impact that exchange programs have on our . .
Exchange programs . I urge to support funding State Department educational and cultural exchange programs at current levels and to support a transparent review process, including Congressional oversight before any changes are made to the Exchange Visitor Program.